The BLM formally notifies the applicant in writing that processing is complete and either offers to grant a ROW or denies the application. If a grant is offered, the letter details the terms and conditions of the grant and the monitoring fees that are due. The grant specifies the location and dimensions of the ROW; the term of the grant (generally 30 years, with a right to renew); the annual rent; and any special impact-mitigation requirements.
For large-scale projects, the grant often specifies that the grantholder must submit plans for construction and maintenance — which the BLM must approve separately — before any surface disturbance in the ROW can occur.
Decisions on any project-specific analysis under NEPA — a decision record for an environmental assessment (EA) or a Record of Decision (ROD) for an environmental impact statement (EIS) — are published more broadly, often in the Federal Register, according to the regulations and BLM policy on implementing NEPA.
The applicant accepts the grant offer by signing and returning the paperwork to the BLM with payment for the monitoring fee and first year's rent.
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